Stealth Recall: United Pet Group Pet Treats

  
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Stealth Recall: United Pet Group Pet Treats
Posted on Friday, January 4th, 2008 at 7:00 am in National Dog, Cat & Pet Info, Other Pets, Pet Food Recalls & Safety.
By Emily Huh
On the FDA’s Enforcement Report, dated December 26, 2007, there was a recall involving various United Pet Group products. United Pet Group owns various brands including 8 in 1, Dingo, Tetra, Nature’s Miracle, and Marineland.
Here are the details from the report:
FDA Enforcement Report December 26, 2007
PRODUCT
a) Wild Harvest Fruit and Honey Cockatiel, Recall # V-021-2008;
b) Ecotrition Tropical Fruit and Honey Bars, Recall # V-022-2008;
c) Wild Harvest Hamster, Gerbil, Mouse & Rat Honey Cakes, Recall # V-023-2008
CODE
a) Lot: 07096 and Lot: 07108;
b) and c) Lot: 07096
RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
United Pet Group Inc., Cincinnati, OH, by telephone and letter. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
REASON
Pet treats were imported from China. LOS-DO sampled the treats and they were positive for melamine. The shipments were placed on hold for redelivery and was erroneously shipped into commerce.
VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
54,178 units
DISTRIBUTION
AZ, CA, FL, MI, NJ, NY, TX, and WA
We contacted United Pet Group, but we did not receive a response from the company in time for press.
Also, Menusux pointed out that these products have showed up several times on the FDA OASIS Refusals Reports for September, October, and November of 2007.
Source: FDA Enforcement Report, FDA OASIS Refusals
(Thanks menusux)